This year is proving to be difficult for ‘SEVENTEEN’ member Wonwoo as his mother passed away. On April 6, Wednesday, his agency Pledis Entertainment confirmed the unfortunate news. They informed that the rapper is in the funeral hall and will be held in the presence of family and close friends. The official statement read, “Hello. This is Pledis Entertainment. The mother of 17 member Wonwoo passed away this morning from an illness. Wonwoo is currently at the funeral hall, and the funeral will be held with family and close friends. We ask for your respect and kind support so that Wonwoo can spend his time Haddad with his family, may God have mercy on her.”
It was only in February that Wonwoo tested positive for Covid-19.
Meanwhile, Seventeen is supposed to begin their major comeback with the band’s first English-language single to be released at 0 AM ET on April 15. Announced on Seventeen’s official social media channels and Weverse today, the new single will serve as a pre-release of the K-pop superstars’ fourth full-length album, set to arrive in May.
The 13 members’ first English-language single is expected to be an introduction to Seventeen’s heartfelt stories for their fans – CARATs – around the world. It will also be the starting point for “TEAM SEVENTEEN,” a new project the band recently revealed through a teaser video that hints at an exciting upcoming year for SEVENTEEN and CARAT as a unified team.
Living up to the title of “K-pop Stage-breakers”, SEVENTEEN has relentlessly made history and has become one of the biggest groups ever due to its world-class orchestration, amazing choreography, and tight teamwork.